DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (“SCA”) has partnered with the physician members of Winchester Endoscopy Center (“WEC”) in Libertyville, IL. The partnership opened a new ambulatory surgical facility in January that represents an important access point for high quality, low cost gastroenterology services in the community. This partnership expands SCA’s presence in the Chicago area to six locations and aligns SCA with an additional six high-quality physicians.
Dr. Arkan Alrashid, a founding physician of WEC, said, “We are excited to have SCA as our partner as we open the doors of our new facility. SCA will enable us to continue to provide our best in class endoscopy services to our patients.”
“WEC provides patients with outpatient gastroenterology services in a high-quality and convenient setting. We are excited about collaborating with the center’s clinical and business teams and physician partners to serve the community’s outpatient gastroenterology needs,” said David Spaccarelli, Vice President at SCA. “The new relationship with SCA provides WEC a platform from which to increase its impact on the Chicagoland community by leveraging SCA’s systems, expertise, and scale.”
About Winchester Endoscopy Center
Winchester Endoscopy Center was approved by the State of Illinois to begin treating patients in January 2016. The center will provide a full suite of gastroenterology services to the community in a high quality low cost setting. For more information on WEC, visit www.colon-check.com.
About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI) partners with physicians, health plans and health systems across the country to develop and operate surgical facilities. As of September 30, 2015, SCA operated 194 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,600 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Press Contact: Leslie Wachsman Vice President, Finance Surgical Care Affiliates (847) 267-9823